Coach Marino and Jordan Spieth. Photo courtesy of Jordan Spieth’s Twitter.
Dallas-native Jordan Spieth won the Valero Texas Open over the weekend, marking the end of a losing streak that lasted 1,351 days.
The Jesuit Dallas alum closed the tournament with a 6-under 66, sealing the deal with a two-shot victory, the Dallas Morning News reported.
“There’s peaks and valleys in this sport, but I never expected to go this long,” Spieth says. “Back then, in between wins, maybe I took things more for granted than I should have. It’s very difficult to win out here and I’ll certainly enjoy this one as much as I have any other.”
Spieth is now ranked No. 38 in the world, putting him back in the top 50 for the first time in over a year.
The 27-year-old’s win in San Antonio was the 12th in his career. Only a handful of other golfers in the past four decades — Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlory and Justin Thomas — have won at least 12 times before they turned 28.
Next, Spieth is headed to Augusta National in Georgia for the Masters. Round 1 begins April 8.